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Full text of "Annual Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1984"

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LIBRARY CAREER TRAINING-DISCRETIONARY GRANTS TO
AND CONTRACTS WITH INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
AND LIBRARY ORGANIZATIONS OR AGENCIES (CFDA No. 84.036)

I.      PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation: Higher Education Act of 1965, Title II-B, Public Law 89-329
as amended by the Education Amendments of 1980, Public Law 96-374, sections
201, 202, 222, and by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, Public
Law 97-35, (20 U.S.C, 1021, 1022 and 1032). (Expires September 30, 1985)

Funding Since 1980:

Fiscal  Year                          Authorization                  Appropriation

1980                                        $120,000,000 I/               $      667,000

1981                                            10,000,000l/                      667,000

1982                                             1,200,Q002/                   640,000

1983                                             1,200,00027                      640,000

1984                                             1,200,000^7                      640,000

Purpose: To assist institutions of higher education and library organiza-
tions and agencies in training persons in the principles and practices of
librarianship and information science, including new techniques of infor-
mation transfer and communication technology.

II,    RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a)
A.    Goals and Objectives

The Department's principal  objective for FY 1984 was:

o To increase opportunities for members of underrepresented groups to
obtain training and retraining in librarianship; in particular,
training beyond the master's degree level.

B    Progress and Accomplishments

The 1984 appropriation of $640,000 for this program supported 76 fellow-
ships aimed primarily at upgrading the professional skills of women and
members of minority groups.

C.    Costs, Benefits and Effectiveness

Program Scope: From 1973 through 1983, 987 (71%) of the 1,392 awards were
to target minority groups,

Program Effectiveness: Annual reports from previous years (E.I) indicate
that recipients of training had few if any problems in getting jobs upon
completion of the Master's Degree or advancing to more senior positions
following their studies.e than 96 percent of the nation's population has